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Diving into the Wreck: An addictive blend of mystery and space adventure

Illustration by Dave Seeley
Over at SF Signal, John DeNardo reviews Kristine Kathryn Rusch's Diving into the Wreck this morning. He calls Diving, "a consistently palatable blend of mystery and space adventure, one that's filled with sense of wonder. What secrets do the ships contain? What dangers do they hold? Rusch's prose, infused with top-notch world building, makes it a pleasure to find out, with a clear and straightforward writing style that's easily absorbed. The characters are well drawn, too, each one exhibiting traits that make them unique." He further says that their is "never a dull moment" and that he is eagerly awaiting the sequel (City of Ruins, out May 2011).

John DeNardo's review is actually the second review at SF Signal. Earlier, JP Frantz called Diving into the Wreck "One of the few books in recent memory that I hated to put down and couldn't wait to pick up again."

Both John and JP will be glad to hear that Rusch has also written several short stories and novellas set in the universe of the books. The stories so far in the "Diving universe" are:

•”Diving into the Wreck,” first published in Asimov’s, December 2005. Reprinted
in Recovering Apollo 8 And Other Stories, Golden Gryphon Press, 2010.
•“The Room of Lost Souls,” first published in Asimov’s, April/May, 2008. 
Electronic edition published by WMG Publishing, 2011.
• “The Spires of Denon,” first published in Asimov’s, April/May, 2009.
Electronic version published by WMG Publishing, 2010. Reprinted in Five Short
from Five Story Publishing 2010.
• “Becoming One With The Ghosts,” first published in Asimov’s, October/November,
• “Becalmed,” to be published in Asimov’s, 2011.

You can find more information on the Diving website,

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